Zydrunas Savickas of Lithuania won the Arnold Strongman Classic for the seventh time, but for the first time since 2008, when he bested a field of 10 of the strongest men in the world at the 2014 Arnold Strongman Classic Presented By MHP, held Feb. 28-March 1, 2014 at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.
Savickas won the Tire Deadlift with a world record of 1,155.70 pounds (524.22 kilograms) and tied for first in the Cyr Dumbell with four reps. The Cyr Dumbbell weighed a record 273.25 pounds (124.5 kilograms). Savickas also won the Bale Tote (Yoke) by moving the heaviest yoke ever carried in competition at 1,410 pounds (638.73 kilograms).
Savickas received $65,000 and the coveted Louis Cyr Trophy for the victory.
Second-place went to 2011 champion Brian Shaw of Fort Lupton, Colo. who earned $20,000.
The 2014 Arnold Strongman Classic Presented By MHP was contested over five events: The Tire Deadlift, The Austrian Oak, The Circus Dumbbell, The Timber Carry and the Growing Yoke.
Also competing were:
Third: Mike Burke of Aurora Colo., $15,000
Fourth: 2013 champion Vytautus Lalas of Lithuania, $10,000
Fifth: Hafthor Bjornsson of Iceland, $8,000
Sixth: Jerry Pritchett of Buckeye, Ariz., $6,000
Seventh: Mikhail Shivlykov of Russia, $5,000
Eighth: Robert Oberst of Hanford, Calif., $3,000
Ninth: Dimitar Savatino of Bulgaria, $2,000
Tenth: Krzysztof Radzikowski of Poland, $1,000
The great Mike Jenkins of Harrisburg, Pa., winner over the 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 at the age of 31. The 2014 Arnold Strongman Classic was dedicated to the memory of Mike Jenkins.
Arnold Strongman Classic Champions
2002: Mark Henry
2003: Zydrunas Savickas
2004: Zydrunas Savickas
2005: Zydrunas Savickas
2006: Zydrunas Savickas
2007: Zydrunas Savickas
2008: Zydrunas Savickas
2009: Derek Poundstone
2010: Derek Poundstone
2011: Brian Shaw
2012: Michael Jenkins
2013: Vytautas Lalas
2014: Zydrunas Savickas
MHP Continues Primary Sponsorship of Arnold Strongman Classic
Maximum Human Performance (MHP) is once again the primary sponsor of the 2014 Arnold Strongman Classic. The partnership between the MHP and the Arnold Sports Festival is a long one, and MHP has provided up to $105,000 annually to support the 2013 Arnold Strongman Classic—an event which has become the heaviest and most respected contest in the Strongman world. MHP is true to its name, and they sponsor—and deliver supplements to— these giant athletes whose performances year after year are indeed maximum. Every year since the Arnold Strongman Classic began in 2002 it has awarded the largest cash prizes in the sport, and every year the total prize package has been higher than the year before because Gerard Dente, the founder and president of MHP, has stepped up and provided the majority of the funds which have made this happen. Not only that, but MHP has also demonstrated its commitment to the sport by sponsoring several of the elite Strongman athletes—Brian Shaw, Zydrunas Savickas, and Mike Jenkins.
Rogue Fitness Partners with Arnold Strongman Classic
The Arnold Strongman Classic (ASC) is proud to announce that Columbus-based Rogue Fitness has become a significant sponsor of the ASC. A classic American success story, Rogue Fitness–under the leadership of Founder-Owner Bill Henniger–has grown in less than ten years from an operation run out of a garage to an international business employing hundreds of U.S. workers. (All Rogue Fitness equipment is manufactured in Columbus.) In recent years Rogue Fitness has been the official equipment supplier for CrossFit as that group has enjoyed explosive growth. In the 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic Rogue Fitness provided some of the equipment used during a unique event known as The Austrian Oak, an event which will be featured again in the 2014 ASC—with Rogue Fitness once more providing some of the equipment.